He was undoubtedly the biggest influence on Plotinus in his development of Neoplatonism , although little is known about his own philosophical views. Later Christian writers stated that Ammonius was a Christian, but it is now generally assumed that there was a different Ammonius of Alexandria who wrote biblical texts. This latter view has both been subsequently contested  and supported   by more recent scholarship. Some scholars supporting the view of the Indian origins of Ammonius Saccas have also contended that said ancestry is consistent with the passion of his foremost student Plotinus for India, and helps to explain the philosophical similarities between Vedanta and Neoplatonism which are increasingly attributed to Indian influence. Most details of his life come from the fragments left from Porphyry 's writings. The most famous pupil of Ammonius Saccas was Plotinus who studied under Ammonius for eleven years.
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